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Billy Baxter (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameWilliam Alexander Baxter
Date of birth23 April 1939
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
Date of death25 May 2009(age 70)
Place of deathDunfermline, Scotland
Playing positionRight Half / Central Defender

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William Alexander "Billy" Baxter (23 April 1939 - 25 May 2009) was a Scottish professional footballer.

A native of Edinburgh, Baxter joined Ipswich Town from Scottish amateur side Broxburn Athletic in 1960, and was a regular in the Ipswich team than won the old Division 2 Championship in 1960-61 and Division 1 Championship in 1961-62. He later captained the team to the old Division 2 Championship in 1967-68. In total, Baxter played 459 games for Ipswich during an 11-year stay at Portman Road. However, after a falling-out with manager Bobby Robson, he was sold to Hull City in March 1971.

After two largely unsuccessful seasons at Hull, Baxter became player-manager of Northampton Town in 1972, lasting one year in the job. He subsequently joined non-league Nuneaton Borough.

In his later years, Baxter battled cancer. He had a leg amputated sometime before his death, and succumbed to the disease at a Dunfermline hospital on 25 May 2009, aged 70.

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